Kathleen O'Connell


About Me

Hello and welcome! My name is Kathleen O'Connell and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) licensed in North Carolina with 7 years of experience working in the counseling field. I specialize in adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career and/or school challenges, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. As a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), I can help people dealing with substance use issues and behavioral addictions. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, and proud to have learned from and worked with clients from different cultures, religions, genders/sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. My practice is one of acceptance and our time together is judgment-free.

I believe therapy should lead to personal growth and development evidenced by increased happiness and an overall better sense of well-being. I primarily use Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Focused Therapy. However, no two clients are the same, so I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

You deserve to feel fulfilled and happy in life. I am honored to help you on your path to better wellness and making positive changes.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #11057 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by M.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Kathleen for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I love working with Kathleen. She’s attentive, understanding, and has helped me to face some big and long standing issues. She’s easy to talk, sessions always feel natural and comfortable. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written by V.I. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Kate has been incredibly available and supportive in helping counsel me through a complex emotional and relationship transition. She is kind, an excellent active listener, non judgemental and her concern and care is genuine. She is good to share curated resources for review and is proactive in following up/checking in. I’m amazed at the quality of therapist that I was able to find through the app. I’d recommend Kate highly.

Written by K.E. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kathleen is amazing. She is wise, intuitive and she just gets it. I always feel better after session with her...always! I feel so lucky have her in my life.

Written by P.A. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Kathleen is amazing. She sits and listens, really listens even when I feel like I’m rambling. I like that she doesn’t judge, and is very open minded.